Indonesia’s Palu hit by deadly tsunami and earthquake

At least 384 people killed after a strong Tsunami and Earthquake hit Indonesia’s Palu on Friday, a hospital official told Metro TV in a report broadcast on Saturday. A tsunami up to two metres (six feet) high swept through Palu at dusk and a 7.5 magnitude earthquake also rocked the city.

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“Bodies of victims were found in several places, because they were hit by the rubble of collapsing buildings or swept by tsunami … but we are still collecting data,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, National Disaster Mitigation Agency spokesman said on Saturday.

Doctor Komang Adi Sujendra told Metro TV that 384 people were killed and their bodies taken to his hospital, adding another 12 injured needed orthopaedic surgery.

The rescue numbers were also shared on social media:

People across the world flooded social media by the Tsunami and Earthquake videos:


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